Sanja Ilic balkanika-beovizija-2018
Serbia, Mladen Luki?, 1

Sanja Ilic & Balkanika will represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song “Nova deca (New Children), after the group won tonight’s Beovizija 2018.

The group received the twelve points from both the jury and the televote.

The runner-up Saska Jankovic and her song “Pesma za tebe” received ten points from both the jury and the viewers. Dusan Svilar and his entry “Pod krosnjom bagrema” ended up in third place, with seven points from the jury and eight from the audience.

About Sanja Ilic & Balkanika

Sanja Ilic & Balkanika emerged as one of the favourites for the win as soon as the participants were announced. In the 20 years of their existence, the group has become well-known for their eclectic style. They combine traditional Balkan music with modern beats, performing all over the world.

Many of this year’s Beovizija entries seemed to be in that modern-ethnic style. But Ilic and Balkanika stood out. It was obvious that the genre is their home ground and they are true masters of it.

The frontman of Balkanika, composer and multi-instrumentalist Aleksandar “Sanja” Ilic, was invited to the stage to accept the trophy. In his speech, he thanked his team:

“I would like to invite everyone from my group and our whole team to come to the scene..to thank all those members of our group – which, as you know, has twelve members – that, due to Eurovision rules, cannot be on stage with us. I want to thank my wife, who composed the song with me.”

Beovizija 2018 — Voting

The winner of Beovizija 2018 was determined by a combination of votes awarded by a jury panel and by the televote. The score system was the same used at Eurovision, with both the jury and the viewers giving two sets of ten points, 1–8, 10 and 12 points.

Jury vote

The jury pannel, comprising of acclaimed musicians Vojkan Borisavljevic, Dusan Alagic, Dejan Petrovic, Zeljko Vasic and Ivana Peters – who wrote Serbia’s 2016 entry “Goodbye (Shelter)” – were the first to award their points. They gave their top ten points to:

  1. “Nova deca” – 12 points
  2. “Pesma za tebe” – 10 points
  3. “Ni sunca ni meseca” – 8 points
  4. “Pod krosnjom bagrema” – 7 points
  5. “Samo nek se okrece” – 6 points
  6. “Svatovi” – 5 points
  7. “Vila” – 4 points
  8. “Nema te” – 3 points
  9. “Ruza sudbine” – 2 points
  10. “Zato” – 1 points

Public vote

“Nova deca” won the televote convincingly, receiveng almost three times more votes – more than 14,000 – than the runner-up Saska Jankovic, who received about 5,000 votes. The audience gave their top ten points to:

  1. “Nova deca” – 12 points
  2. “Pesma za tebe” – 10 points
  3. “Pod krosnjom bagrema” – 8 points
  4. “Svatovi” – 7 points
  5. “Samo nek se okrece” – 6 points
  6. “Vila” – 5 points
  7. “Ruza sudbine” – 4 points
  8. “Zemlja cuda” – 3 points
  9. “Ni sunca ni meseca” – 2 points
  10. “Nema te” – 1 point

All the profit from the public votes will go to the RTS national campaign Cancer is Curable, which raises money for prevention of the decease and care of the cancer patients.

Total points

Running order of the participants

  1. SevdahBABY – “Hajde da igramo sada” (Let’s Dance Now)
  2. Rambo Amadeus & Beti Dordevic – “Nema te” (You Are Not Here)
  3. Maja Nikolic – “Zemlja cuda” (Wonderland)
  4. Srdan Marjanovic – “Bar da znam” (If Only I Knew)
  5. Ivan Kurtic – “Ni sunca, ni meseca” (No Sun Nor Moon)
  6. Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – “Nova deca” (New Kids)
  7. Koktel Balkan – “Zato” (That Is Why)
  8. Boris Režak – “Vila” (Fairy)
  9. Lana & Aldo – “Jaca sam od svih” (I Am the Strongest of All)
  10. Dušan Svilar – “Pod krošnjom bagrema” (Under the Locust Tree)
  11. Igor Lazarevic – “Beži od mene” (Get Away from Me)
  12. Saška Jankovic – “Pesma za tebe” (A Song for You)
  13. Lord – “Samo nek se okrece” (Just Let It Turn)
  14. Danijel Pavlovic – “Ruža sudbine” (The Rose of Destiny)
  15. BASS – “Umoran” (Tired)
  16. Osmi Vazduh & Friends – “Probudi se” (Wake Up)
  17. Biber & DJ Niko Bravo – “Jutro (Svatovi)” (Morning (Wedding Guests))

About the show

Beovizija was presented by four of the most popular faces of RTS, quiz hosts Dragana Kosjerina and Kristina Radenkovic, news anchor Branko Veselinovic and sports commentator Aleksandar Stojanovic. The show opened with the video footage from Marija Serifovic‘s victory in 2007 in Helsinki, and from the opening of the 2008 contest, which was held in Belgrade.

Jelena Tomasevic, Marko Kon and Milan Nikolic, Regina, Milan Stankovic, Moje 3, Sergej Cetkovic, Bojana Stamenov, Knez, Sanja Vucic ZAA, Jacques Houdek and Tijana Bogicevic performed their Eurovision entries “Oro“, “Cipela“, “Bistra voda“, “Ovo je Balkan“, “Ljubav je svuda“, “Moj svijet“, “Beauty Never Lies“, “Adio“, “Goodbye (Shelter)” and “My Friend” and “In Too Deep“, respectively, as a part of the interval act.

Serbia is scheduled to compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held on the 10th of May at the Altice Arena.

What do you think? Has Serbia made the right choice? Or could they have done better? Tell us in the comments section below?

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Photo credits: Radio Television of Serbia

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AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

I love they turned back to Serbian. I missed it!
About the song,I love the instrumentation and the beginning is so beautiful. It reminds me of the good old days of Serbia. However, the performance was underwhelming. They need to come up with a better presentation, because there is potential.
Good luck to Serbia!

Mona
Mona
2 years ago

Sanja Dolezal is back

Serbiaball
Serbiaball
2 years ago

The best song won ???

West
West
2 years ago

Now this is what I called nostalgia – I feel like a little girl watching Xena: Warrior Princess again 😀 Which isn’t a bad thing – Xena had amazing soundtrack.
Great pick – I have no idea how it’ll do at Eurovision, but I’ll certainly listen to it often. Sadly I can’t vote for it in the semifinal.

beccaboo1212
2 years ago
Reply to  West

Why not? 😮

toms
toms
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Think about it for 5 seconds.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago
Reply to  West

I though the same. This sounds like the soundtrack of Xena! Though Xena’s soundtrack was Bulgarian if I remember it well.

Eleonor
Eleonor
2 years ago
Reply to  West

Xena soundtrack is Bulgarian

West
West
2 years ago
Reply to  Eleonor

Actually soundtrack to Xena was done by american composer Joseph LoDuca. But yeah – the theme song was developer from Bulgarian folk song, but I wasn’t talking only about theme song.

Ana
Ana
2 years ago

I love the fact that Serbia (same as Montenegro) sing in their national language and come back to the roots somehow, but the song is horrible. I’m sorry 🙁

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
2 years ago

So grateful for the twitter users around the world for making this monstrosity of a NF enjoyable.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Good for Serbia. But I doubt it will do that well .It does nothing. Not bad but not good either. Very dated.
I hope Serbia sends something different next time and not the kind of entry you expect them to send.

Matthew
Matthew
2 years ago

This one might be a grower, but I was really excited when Serbia and Montenegro both said they’d sing in their native languages, and both songs have been really disappointing

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago

So here’s my debate question:
In 2018, are Eurovision entries rejecting globalisation and instead embracing ultra-nationalism?
Answers on a postcard.

I can’t seem to find a YT video of the live performance of Serbia yet, but i’m sure it will pop up eventually. From the studio recording, it sounds quite good for what it is.

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

We are just celebrate diversity 😛

Here’s link for you, enjoy 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5eC-HSEYPs

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Thanks. That performance is really good. 🙂

Sasha
Sasha
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

@Purple Mask
What is your definition of ultra-nationalism?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Sasha

The same as currently in Wikipedia: Ultranationalism is defined as “extreme nationalism that promotes the interest of one state or people above all others,” or simply “extreme devotion to one’s own nation.”

Etoile
Etoile
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Are you saying that countries that are using their language at Eurovision to compete are ultra-nationalist nations just because their artist will not perform in English ?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Etoile

No. It’s more than just a language choice. It’s about how people are choosing to represent their country through their music. Let’s start with Greece. I’m hearing the term “ethnic music” being applied to Greece’s entry, for example. This to me implies a music promoting a race-based culture. Call it “racism” or “ultra-nationalism” or just “diversity”, fine, but there is the principal of the discussion. Also, Denmark is sending a song seemingly about its Viking roots. (Albeit rather loosely). And the UK sent a song sung by the only solo white singer in the competition – that could be seen… Read more »

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I think removing ethnic individuation from Eurovision would be like removing cheese from Mac and cheese…it just wouldn’t stick. Coming together isn’t about uniformity, it’s about embracing all differences. I feel this is more a discussion about globalisation but maybe I misunderstood your comment.

Sarah
Sarah
2 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

Wtf?
The songs REPRESENT the country they’re coming from. Are you not familiar with the definition of that word?

Why should Serbia, or any other country, represent English language or someone else’s tradition? It’s not division, it’s brining different cultures together.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Yeah, both good points (Gerry and Sarah).
I’m leaning towards inventing a new “world language” with an aim to forming a “world culture”. It can contain as many existing elements as possible or it can be something totally new – it will be the ultimate creative project whatever happens. 🙂

As for the Eurovision Song Contest, I wonder what would happen if for just one contest there were no countries – only songs. My imagination though.

biki
biki
2 years ago

for your information: Sanja Ili? is a male, his real name is Aleksandar, Sanja is a nickname… He is a leader of the group and author of the song… A man on keyboard

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago

It’s a nice song, even though not my cup of tea. I would have liked it more if they wouldn’t sing on playback :/

SrTrJaE
SrTrJaE
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

There was no playback!!! Listen to her voice carefully!

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  SrTrJaE

If you pay attention to the said ‘live’ performance, Danica’s scarf gets caught in her mic, and pulls the mic far away from her mouth, but for some reason she keeps singing. That’s clearly playback!

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

They all sang live, but in the video posted they used the studio version instead.

Zaa Sanja
Zaa Sanja
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

I WAS LIVE IN THE ARENA AND THEY SLAYED LIVE ,DONT SPREAD LIES…YOU LIAR…

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Zaa Sanja

I’m not spreading lies, I’m saying what I saw on the video. If you have an argument about that, it would be welcomed, but don’t rush in giving wrong judgements.

jj
jj
2 years ago
Reply to  Zaa Sanja

Lourdes is correct, even Maja Nikolic and others accuse Balkanika of using playback while all the others had to sing live.
RTS obviously fixed it for them to win.

And Danica’s microphone did fall towards the end of the song and was nowhere near her mouth, but her voice was coming through strongly. This is one of several things which proves it was playback for Balkanika.

Meanwhile, the others you could hear differences in their voices as compared to the studio version.

Matthew
Matthew
2 years ago
Reply to  jj

I think that mic part was suspicious, but the video of the live performance definitely does not have the audio of the studio version. There is a possibility that Danica may have not been singing live but the other 2 definitely seem to. Even the suspicious part that “nana neh” thing, it fades out a LOT more in the studio than the live performance, so if it is playback they didn’t use the studio version.

jim
jim
2 years ago

the song is boring but it could do well with some health problems, that old dude with the beard should claim that his blood pressure drops when he goes on stage

Mens sana in corpore sano
Mens sana in corpore sano
2 years ago
Reply to  jim

One of them can have a sweater with SOS Refugees, and fake a seizure in the green room.

Uroš Serbia
Uroš Serbia
2 years ago

Hahaha the shade!!

Evan
Evan
2 years ago

Yes…why only Portugal should use such tactics!!

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
2 years ago

Honestly , dont like Serbia this year, years ago ,i find interesting to send balkan balads and etnics songs, but now is sooooo boooring, i know, is nearly a obligation in Eurovision to love this music, but i hate obligations,

Jole
Jole
2 years ago

Apparently they sang on playback. Danica’s scarf stays on the mic halfway through the song and stays there until the end. There is no way she could sing with the mic covered. You can see her pulling the scarf at the end. Shame for other singers who actually sang live

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Jole

Good observation. I did not watch so I don’t know if the others sang live, but I’m very surprised that they’re allowed to use playback in Beovizija.
Shameful, indeed.

SrTrJaE
SrTrJaE
2 years ago
Reply to  Jole

Such a nonsense! First of all you should watch the entire live performance once again – there is no scarf on Danica’s mic at any moment. Second, I don’t know where you’re from and where did you watch it, how the sound was, but it was obvious that every single song was sung live, of course there was no playback. Only ‘interval’ acts were on playback.

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  SrTrJaE

I watched the entire live performance – the microphone was completely gone at some point and never returned back to her face.

SrTrJaE
SrTrJaE
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Where exactly???

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  SrTrJaE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5eC-HSEYPs

At 2:46

Where do you see the mic on the brown-haired singer after that?

SrTrJaE
SrTrJaE
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Oh, I watched so many times and I didn’t see that. You’re right. I’m confused now…

Jeca
Jeca
2 years ago
Reply to  SrTrJaE

Oh, that’s why she sounded a little different from that moment. I was wondering what has happened to her voice.. especially at the very end. Danica has a very, VERY strong voice and of course that she can sing with the mic covered with that thin scarf. Do you really think that thin scarves can totally mute the sound? That’s nonsense

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeca

The mic was far away from her body, next to her arm, because the scarf pulled it away. No way her voice could have been heard with that kind of distance.

Jeca
Jeca
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Of course it can be heard (have you ever heard Haris Dzinovic singing with the mic far far away from him? :)) I even noticed yesterday that something happened with her voice but i thought it was a technical problem. I’m just talking about what i heard here in Sava Centar.

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeca

I’m not doubting her singing skills at all. But it sounds exactly like the studio version and also someone mentioned that apparently they sang live but the video has posted the studio version instead. As someone who wasn’t at Sava Centar, I would have liked to listen to the live version too, but the video is not allowing this. That was my only concern.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
2 years ago
Reply to  Jole

It was live, but the video posted has the studio version instead. Just like RTS does every year. When the scarf got stuck on the mic it did interfere with the sound quality, but she was still audible. Maybe that’s the reason they didn’t upload the real live performance…

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

whatever, you will see after all how she sings live, she’s one of the best singers in Serbia

Jeca
Jeca
2 years ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Oh, that’s why she sounded a little different from that moment. I was wondering what has happened to her voice.. especially at the very end. Danica has a very, VERY strong voice and of course that she can sing with the mic covered with that thin scarf. Do you really think that thin scarves can totally mute the sound? That’s nonsense

Jeca
Jeca
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeca

Sorry, my reply was not intended for these comments

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Thanks for clearing that up.

jj
jj
2 years ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Even Maja Nikolic is accusing RTS of allowing Balkanika of using playback, but the others had to sing live (and you can hear it in their voices). But Balkanika are exactly like the studio version.

Siki
Siki
2 years ago

The intro is beautiful, but then it goes downhill.

L'oiseau
2 years ago

I didn’t see the ZF so I don’t know if there were better songs, but I am glad that Serbia chose to sing in Serbian (definitively a trend this year), the melody is nice and it seems that Serbia might be back in the final. But personally this artificial mix with traditional and outdated electronic music does not attract me much.

Areek
Areek
2 years ago

I’m sorry but I don’t like this. I can’t stand this aaAaaaAAAAaaaAaAa. This sounds like Eurovision 2008, not 2018.

oli
oli
2 years ago

I love it! Great song

Sasha
Sasha
2 years ago

Prediction: Public votes to put it in the final, jury kills that chance by placing it last.

AE
AE
2 years ago

I don’t care about the results. I’m much happier with the choice than in 2017. From now on, hopefully, Serbia will always be sending songs in Serbian language, by Serbian authors and with Serbian sound. And if we stay in the semi, let it be. To win with a song written by a foreign author would mean nothing to me (sorry Russia, Azerbaijan and everybody else who is importing songs).

Saska
Saska
2 years ago
Reply to  AE

No one cares!

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago
Reply to  AE

I completely agree.

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago
Reply to  Gerry

(with ‘AE’s comment)

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

Pesma ze tebe was literally one juror’s taste away from winning!
She finished with 52 and Nova deca had 53!
Had one juror switched their 10 and 12 between them we would have had a different winner cause it seems the rules said the Jury trumps televote.

Magpie
Magpie
2 years ago

No idea what to say about this apart from the fact it will really divide the televote and juries. Some will love it and others will absolutely hate it.

As for me nothing is pulling me either way, not even a little bit.

Manchi
Manchi
2 years ago

Awful!

Rory
Rory
2 years ago

Bulgaria 2007 called. Wants its song back.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Too bad it’s not as good as Bulgaria 2007. It just lacks the quirkiness that Bulgaria had to me it feels awkwardly stiff and I just wait for it to go somewhere the entire song but it doesn’t.

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

True that.

Matilda Teodora
Matilda Teodora
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

Serbia’s entry is better and less annoying than Bulgaria 2007

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

I like it!! even though it’s a bit dated.
I wanted slap the faces of everybody saying that this is another “Salvador thing”. Seriously, you’re all becoming rather annoying.

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Where’s Salvador is this?

LOL at those comments. I guess those are these new kids that do not know what was happening with ESC pre-2015.

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  Rory

LOL at you wannabe expert, in a world outside ESC, Sanja Ilic is doing this kind of music since 2000.year, learn something about Balkan music background before making your ignorant hater comments.

kitty
kitty
2 years ago

Yep..an uptempo song is gonna win this year. Keep choosing ballads and you will see.

Toinousse
Toinousse
2 years ago
Reply to  kitty

There are not many ballads this year, wtf , every year the same stupid complaints.

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  Toinousse

Wiwibloggs readers- the bigest moaners on planet Earth.
Why so many ballads?
Why so many ethnics, daaaated?..
why so many Swedish plaaaastic?..
as a conclusion- nothing is good (except Saara Alto, maybe.. but she better hurry up to realize song for two days, because in five days it will be considered dated)

Cloudy
Cloudy
2 years ago

Those saying no final, like, pleeasee! It is enough for this girl to just open her mouth and she is in top 10 already.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Ehhhhhhhh. This song doesn’t really go anywhere. A light smattering of traditional elements and a bit of a dance beat, but it isn’t strong on either front.

Phary
Phary
2 years ago

Is there a way to watch the interval act ? Apparently it was amazing 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Phary

Look at the names involved! That would be a great Eurovision interval, let alone a national final! I saw Milan Stankovic’s on youtube. Hopefully others will be put up, soon.

Marko
Marko
2 years ago
Reply to  Phary

Don’t worry, you haven’t missed a thing, all the acts were on playback…

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  Marko

You are still moaning why your stupid Saska song didn’t won? How pathetic, lol

Marko
Marko
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Have I mentioned Saska in my comment^^?

Evan
Evan
2 years ago
Reply to  Marko

I thought bojana sang live?

Flynn
Flynn
2 years ago

Finally another decent entry, it’s got a nice folksy sound but it doesn’t sound dated, as much as I love the old Balkan ballads for Eurovision they have a very mid 00’s sound. My only gripe so far with this song is it’s a little flat, it’s kinda the same all way through and could potentially need a bit of oomph at the end so it doesn’t sound monotonous on the main stage.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Serbia had two songs that mixed traditional and modern sounds in a tasteful way. I believe it would be easier to sell “Svatovi” to an international audience, but “Nova Deca” has more richness on it. I just think the intro could be shorter and they may have to use some staging to hold everyone’s attention until the modern beats come. One good thing is that they’ll have many people on the stage and they seem to be an interesting group of people. With good camera work, you can show all those different personas in a way people at home won’t… Read more »

Eve
Eve
2 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Good point, Sabrina, Sanja already announced this morning that he will do rewamp of the song 🙂

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Really? Where did you see/hear that? I can’t find any mention of it on the internet. I really hope they do revamp the song, because it does need a better production.

vili
vili
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Stvarno? gde je to izjavio? bilo bi pozeljno da porade na pesmi malo.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Good to know, Eve! I would give it a shorter intro and a more powerful ending. Not that I don’t like the ending the way it is, but to make it more memorable. I also noticed that the flute sound was lower on the live performance, but maybe that was broadcaster’s fault.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago

Maybe not the best Serbia has to offer, but among the songs that are already selected Serbia offered one of the best. Srbi have nothing to be ashamed of, and don’t anybody tell me otherwise.

brennan
brennan
2 years ago

it’s alrightttttttttttttt
like it’s pretty much in the same vein as a million other balkan dramaballads like ljubav je but it’s not going to be patently offensive to anyone’s ears
i hope serbia can leap back into the finals with this, i think it’s possible

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

One of the most interesting entries so far this year, probably in my top three so far. Seeing the age of Sanja Ilic, I expected something super old-fashioned, but this is actually pretty damn great. This is how you do modern folk right–take notes, Greece.

h
h
2 years ago

S V A T O V I

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

Proud of our entry <3

D
D
2 years ago

This is my new no.1, I love it. Thank god Serbia went back to their folk roots. The English pop just wasn’t working for them.

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago
Reply to  D

> The English pop just wasn’t working for them.

It worked for them in 2015. Though only because of Bojana.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Salvadorable won with a traditional song from his country, half of Europe is trying to replicate the formula in a desperate attempt at doing well.

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

This is just us, we don’t attempt anything, take it or leave it.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Eve

Well it was about time Serbia would go back to its traditional sound we all love after three years of cute but insipid songs.

brennan
brennan
2 years ago

why do you always gotta make things negative man

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  brennan

I’m praising their choice after three years I found disappointing, y’all want me to pretend In Too Deep snatched my wig or what?

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

I’m long-time fan of Sanja Ilic and Danica, and honestly have no idea about their result, I’m just very glad that they keep doing their thing 🙂

frenchbaguette
frenchbaguette
2 years ago

AMAZING my favourite ! dirrectly to my 3rd place in my top after france and czechia ofc !
amazing choice, serbia will qualify !

Safiya
Safiya
2 years ago

I love ethnic sounds and Balkan languages. However this song doesn’t click immediately. Maybe it will grow on me later.

DragKvinna
DragKvinna
2 years ago

Sanja is a lovely girl

Lourdes
Lourdes
2 years ago
Reply to  DragKvinna

Sanja is the name of the male singer.

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

LOL

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Lourdes

Nope Sanja is the name of the old guy with black hair and shades! He is the composer

Marko
Marko
2 years ago

Again – bo-o-oooring.
This new kids track seems very seen-it-before and safe for Serbia, not a fan.
Saska was the only one worth the win tonight, her voice abs killed it, all the others were just meh and lol.
But on the other hand, Europe seems to like etho-serbian music, we’ll see how will this entry be recieved in May. It’s a non qualifier for me.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

I am so so happy about this! Especially after yesterday’s trainwreck of a disappointment in Armenia, I really needed this. Congrats to Serbia!!!

Benny
Benny
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Thank you, dear! :*

necky
necky
2 years ago

Love love love it! My favorite along with france. Serbia is back in the final. well deserved

Ben005
Ben005
2 years ago

Even I understand each word of this song I’m not sure what to think about it at first listening.

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago

God help us all in Serbia, this is horrible. We were good contenstant back then, but every year we are getting worse than previous. People in Serbia are shocked by songs that competed in Beovizija this year.

Benny
Benny
2 years ago
Reply to  EuroFan

Are you sure you’re from Serbia?

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Benny

Do you want me to send you a picture of first page of my passport or what?
Pitanje je odakle si ti, ako si iz Srbije lepo foliras ovaj nick da ispadne da nisi.

Benny
Benny
2 years ago
Reply to  EuroFan

Nije potrebno. Nemojte biti nezadovoljni. Pozdrav! 🙂

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Benny

Imam pravo na svoje misljenje sto tebi ne daje za pravo da me prozivas da li sam ili nisam iz Srbije. Iz aviona se vidi da ti jesi, taj pokusaj sa tim nickom “Benny” da te ne provale da si odavde ti je smesan. Svako dobro. ?

Benny
Benny
2 years ago
Reply to  EuroFan

A “EuroFan” je… vise srpski ? Kako god, bye! 😀

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Benny

Bar ne prozivam nikoga kao ti sto si mene prozvao, a nick ti takav kakav je, to je poenta. Ako vec prozivas nekoga da nije iz Srbije ko kaze da jeste, daj napisi svoje ime da znamo da ti jesi, nemoj se kriti 😉 Aj, aj….

Jeca
Jeca
2 years ago
Reply to  EuroFan

EuroFan, ja zaista cenim kada neko ima svoje misljenje. Tako i treba da bude. Uostalom, bilo bi vrlo dosadno kada bi svi voleli i ne voleli iste stvari 🙂 Ali, ako vec istices svoje misljenje, onda nemoj celu Srbiju da stavljas u to svoje misljenje. Kazes da su SVI u Srbiji sokirani izborom pesama. To lako moze znaciti da ti govoris i u moje ime i o mojoj reakciji. Tvoje misljenje je da se tebi zapravo ne svidja, da si ti bio sokiran izborom, ali ako pogledas komentare nasih ljudi, jasno ces videti da su misljenja o pobednickoj pesmi podeljena… Read more »

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeca

Svake godine svakom nasem izvodjacu zelim sve najbolje i nadam se uspehu ma koliko mislim da je pesma losa ili dobra, ali ovo prosto nema tu snagu, nekako je meh. Odmah se cuje koja pesma ima potencijala a koja ne. Ziva bila pa videla.

M
M
2 years ago

Nice to mention that the group through their activity is actually making Byzantine music still alive.

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago
Reply to  M

Imam pravo na svoje misljenje sto tebi ne daje za pravo da me prozivas da li sam ili nisam iz Srbije. Iz aviona se vidi da ti jesi, taj pokusaj sa tim nickom “Benny” da te ne provale da si odavde ti je smesan. Svako dobro. 🙂

EuroFan
EuroFan
2 years ago
Reply to  M

Sorry, I replied to your comment by mistake. 🙂

PP
PP
2 years ago

Sanja also composed song for Yugoslavia 1982 Halo Halo sang by group Aske.

Krys Ka
Krys Ka
2 years ago

Finally an entertaining track in this year’s ESC.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago

I liked it. Don’t think it is as good as Montenegro’s song on the first listen but that might change as I like to it more. The dance beat worries me.